Bernard Horn's first book of poems, "Our Daily Words," won the the Old Seventy Creek Press 2009 Poetry Prize and was named a "Must Read" book and a finalist for the 2011 Masschusetts Book Award in Poetry. with the commendation, "Bernard Horn's poetry in Our Daily Words holds the beating heart of every day's apparently random trivialities. In beautiful language he juxtaposes surprising things that don't go together-except in real life. His poems are organically musical and lift daily experience to spiritual and intellectual intensity." It has been praised by Robert Pinsky, David Mamet, Lawrence Kushner. A. B. Yehoshua, and Alan Feldman. Garrison Keillor chose to read "To My Wife," one of the poems from the book, on Writer's Almanac on NPR. Horn's poems and his translations of poems by Yehuda Amichai have appeared in The New Yorker, Moment Magazine, The Manhattan Review, The Mississippi Review and The Worcester Review. He has been a guest at Rosanna Warren's Theory and Practice of Literary Translation Seminar at Boston University, speaking on "Issues of Allusion, Multiple Meaning, and Playfulness in Translating Yehuda Amichai's Hebrew," and has given many readings in the US and Israel. He is the author of "Facing the Fires: Conversations with A.B. Yehoshua," the only book in English about Israel's preeminent novelist. He has written critically about modern Hebrew literature, the Hebrew Bible, and American literature and has recently completed his first play. He was awarded a Fulbright and five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Connecticut, he is a professor of English at Framingham State College in Massachusetts. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and see him read his poems at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival at http://www.accelacast.com/programs/1/40078469/index.html.